nearvideo democratic leadership issues statement condemning ‘anti-Semitic’ comments from Omar Rep.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, majority Leader Steny Hoyer and other Democratic house leaders issue joint statement condemning the comments, on Twitter of members of Congress Ilhan Omar.
In an example, instruction-free deal under the new Congress, house Democratic leaders on Monday condemned Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for statements of the supporters of Israel, were widely regarded as anti-Semitic and called to apologize to her.
The statement of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democratic leadership of the team followed, to talk the latest in a series of controversial comments from the freshman legislators, as well as the pressure from Republican leaders.
MCCARTHY ASKS DEMS to DENOUNCE ALLEGED anti-Semitic Remarks: “THIS IS NOT THE END of THIS’
“Anti-Semitism must be named, confronted and condemned when it is encountered, without exception,” the statement said. “We are and always strong supporters of Israel in Congress, because we understand that our support on the basis of common values and strategic interests. Legitimate criticism of Israeli policies is protected by the values of free speech and democratic debate that the United States and Israel. But the Congressman Omar use of anti-Semitic clichés and harmful allegations about Israel supporters is deeply offensive.
“We strongly condemn these comments and we call on Congressman Omar immediately apologize for these hurtful comments.”
The statement came after several leading Democrats weighed in, including the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, sits on the Omar. “Anti-Semitism in any form is unacceptable, and it is shocking to hear a member of Congress called the anti-Semitic Topos of the “Jewish money, “” Rep. Eliot Engel, D-NY, said earlier Monday.
This was followed by Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-NY, a prominent Jewish member of Parliament and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said: “It is deeply disappointing to hear disturbing, representatives Ilhan Omar’s choice of words in your exchange with a journalist yesterday, in which it appears, the traffic in the old anti-Semitic clichés about Jews and money. Your words are deeply hurtful and insulting, especially since they build on a previous comment you made, about the Jews ‘hypnotizing’ the world in support of Israel.”
Omar, who was elected later, the first Somali-American woman in the Congress in November that touched off the controversy when she responded to a tweet from journalist Glenn Greenwald criticized House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., for action against Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D urge-Me., for the allegedly anti-Semitic remarks made earlier.
Greenwald accused McCarthy of targeting Omar and Tlaib for their public criticism of Israel, the replied Omar, “It’s all about the Benjamins, baby,” citing a 1997 song by Puff Daddy. To double if it is required by Batya Ungar-Sargon, in the opinion of the editor of The newspaper the Forward.
“Would like to know who thinks @IlhanMN, paying American politicians, pro-Israel, but I think I can be tweeted to guess,” Ungar-Sargon. “Bad form, the members of Congress. This is the second anti-Semitic trope, you tweeted.”
In response, Omar AIPAC tweeted”!”, based on the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which has been accused of stirring for a conflict with Iran.
Omar ‘ s tweets were quickly condemned by fellow Democrats-including former first daughter Chelsea Clinton, who said, to achieve planned, the freshman legislator, and some of the Jewish members of Congress.
“For almost two weeks, Rep. [Omar] has avoided with me to discuss why anti-Semitic offset pieces like this hurtful to so many Americans,” Rep. Josh God Heimer, D-N. J., tweeted. “There is absolutely no place for this rhetoric in Congress-or anywhere.”
Rep., Max Rose, D-NY, also called the comments “deeply hurtful.”
The Anti-Defamation League, meanwhile, urged house leadership to take action in response to Omar’s comments.
“Unfortunately, statements are not insensitive to the Jewish community is nothing new for Rep. Omar. These tweets are part of a disturbing pattern of behavior that must end,” ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt said in a statement. “… Strong party is not cross-cutting support for Israel is the result of money or lobbying. Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East and a strong American ally in a strategically important region.”
From the Republican side of the aisle, the RNC Chairman, Ronna McDaniel on Monday, Pelosi called for to remove Omar from the house Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Omar has not crumbled. You said Chelsea Clinton via Twitter that she would be happy to speak with you, and that “[w]e must call smears from the GOP and their allies.”
JEWISH GROUPS CONDEMN REP. RASHIDA TLAIB OF CONNECTIONS TO RADICAL PRO-HEZBOLLAH, ANTI-ISRAEL ACTIVIST
“I think we can do that without you criticizing people for their beliefs,” Omar added. “I look forward to the creation of an inclusive movement for justice with you.”
The Minnesota legislature has also for the retweet of a series of posts voicing support for her and what the accusations of anti-Semitism.
“The equation of [Omar and Tlaib] criticism of Israel Steve King’ s long defense of white supremacy obscene (McCarthy said that it is tweeted even worse),” Greenwald. “In the United States, we are the government and said: “certainly foreign governments. The house GOP leaders, the priorities are warped.”
Greenwald’s tweets came after McCarthy called on Friday for action against Omar and Tlaib for your comments.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FOX NEWS APP
On Monday, before the Pelosi statement, McCarthy argued that democratic leaders have renounced their responsibility, and promised that the Republicans would be in the press.
Not to mention “house Democrats leadership, as the Americans from both sides of the aisle condemn the rhetoric and patterns of behavior. In the face of the abdication of leadership, the Republicans take action this week to ensure that the house speaks out against this hate, and stands with Israel and the Jewish people,” he said in a statement.
Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain contributed to this report.